Experimental Investigation of Progressive Collapse of Steel Frames


This paper reports two new tests conducted to augment available data highlighting the structural performance of multistory steel frames under progressive collapse. The investigated steel frames had different geometries, different boundary conditions, different collapse mechanisms, different damping ratios and different connections. Overall, the paper addresses how multistory frames would behave when subjected to local damage or loss of a main structural carrying element. The obtained results can form a data base for nonlinear finite element models. The deformations of the investigated steel frames and failure modes under progressive collapse were predicted from the finite element analysis, with detailed discussions presented.

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Kandil, K. , Ellobody, E. and Eldehemy, H. (2013) Experimental Investigation of Progressive Collapse of Steel Frames. World Journal of Engineering and Technology, 1, 33-38. doi: 10.4236/wjet.2013.13006.

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